SJ9212 : Lynehill Bridge south of Penkridge, Staffordshire

taken 7 years ago, near to Penkridge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Lynehill Bridge south of Penkridge, Staffordshire
Lynehill Bridge south of Penkridge, Staffordshire
The bridge was probably an accommodation bridge. Now it carries a farm track which remains as a public footpath
Accommodation Bridges
When the canals (or railways) were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were often routed in such a way that farmers and other landowners had their land bisected, so bridges had to be provided to allow access to fields on both sides of the canal. These bridges are frequently referred to as accommodation bridges, and however solid and well constructed, often don't lead anywhere except from one field to another.
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SJ9212, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 928 128 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.8054N 2:6.4463W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 928 128
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